THE ADDITIONAL COST OF PROVIDING MOBILITY FOR THE ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED ON THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN RAIL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM

THIS REPORT PRESENTS AN ESTIMATE OF THE COST OF ADDING ELEVATORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT TO THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN RAIL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM AS PART OF A PLANNING AND DESIGNING PROCEDURE WHICH WOULD MEET THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF THE ELDERLY AND THE HANDICAPPED. MOST OF THE INITIAL DATA WAS SUPPLIED BY THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY. THE COST ESTIMATES AND SUBSEQUENT FINDINGS, HOWEVER, WERE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. ALTHOUGH THE DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZES THE NEED TO PROVIDE GREATER MOBILITY FOR THE ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED IN ALL PHASES OF MASS TRANSPORTATION, THIS PARTICULAR REPORT ADDRESSES ITSELF ONLY TO THE PROBLEMS RELATING TO RAIL RAPID TRANSIT. THE BROADER ISSUES OF PROVIDING MOBILITY FOR THE ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED IN THE AREA BUS SYSTEMS, AND THE RELATIONSHIP OF OTHER PUBLIC TRANSIT SERVICES TO THE RAIL RAPID SYSTEM WILL BE DISCUSSED IN A SEPARATE STUDY BEING PREPARED BY THE METROPOLITAN COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS AND THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY. THE REPORT COVERS THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC AREAS OF STUDY: POTENTIAL ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED USERS, NEEDS OF THE ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED IN RAIL RAPID TRANSIT, THE METRO SYSTEM AND ITS ACCESSIBILITY TO THE ELDERLY AND THE HANDICAPPED, COST OF PROVIDING ADDITIONAL FACILITIES, SECURITY AND SAFETY. A LIST OF REFERENCES IS INCLUDED. /NTIS/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract MA-06-0034 UMTA-MA-06-0034-73-2
  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202233
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Internal
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 15 1974 12:00AM